Yoga Class Styles
Beginners’ yoga is designed for anyone new to yoga or continuing students interested in reconnecting to the fundamentals of the practice, including basic yoga postures and breathing practices. You may attend Beginners classes as many times as you like until you feel ready for other PYC class styles and levels. Your instructor will serve as your support and guide based on your needs and your personal goals. The classes, taught by our most experienced teachers, are welcoming, accommodating, and foster a safe, non-competitive atmosphere.
Hatha yoga is a classic style of yoga that focuses on traditional poses, proper alignment, breath and cultivation of mindful awareness. Hatha classes offer an intelligent sequence of postures that develop strength, balance, and flexibility. A Hatha yoga class works to relax the mind into steadiness and ease. This style often incorporates straps, blocks, blankets, and chairs to deepen the experience of the pose. Hatha yoga classes are safe, challenging and great for students of all levels. Perfect for both beginners and experienced students.
Gentle Yoga focuses on rejuvenating the body and mind. This class uses simple postures, and focuses on breathing and relaxation. Rooted in classical Hatha yoga, Gentle Yoga stretches and strengthens the body while cultivating a balanced, steady mind. Props include straps, blocks, blankets and chairs to support and deepen the experience. Gentle hatha yoga is practiced in a warm, not hot, infrared heat studio. Infrared heat is therapeutic and assists in providing improved flexibility, cellular detoxification, relief from minor aches and pains and promotes relaxation.
This class is perfect for you at any level of your practice, and for those who are seeking to rejuvenate.
Want to mix up your yoga practice? This class uses a wall rope to practice Hatha poses and to decompress the spine. The ropes work similar to a physical therapist, chiropractor and physical therapist all in one- allowing students’ bodies to come back into alignment in a very gentle way. Appropriate for students of all levels.
Vinyasa Flow 1 is an active practice of breath synchronized with movement. Vinyasa brings an energizing, graceful flow from posture to posture. Vinyasa 1 flow classes are creatively sequenced, using sun salutations with mindful holds, twisting, back bending, and inversions ending with satisfying pranayama and meditation to awaken and connect to the subtle energy body. Ideal for students who are seeking a strong, movement-based practice. Vinyasa classes are taught in our infrared heated studio at 80 to 85 degrees which provide improved flexibility, encourages cellular detoxification, delivers relief from minor aches and pains promotes relaxation.
Completion of Intro to Yoga class and knowledge of sun salutations recommended.
Turn stress into sweat. Vinyasa flow balances and detoxifies your entire body and mind as you move through sun salutations and more challenging postures such as arm balances and inversions. Set to an energizing playlist, you’ll power up your yoga practice like never before. Find your focus and unleash your inner warrior. Vinyasa Flow Level 2 is a high-intensity yoga class that engages every muscle and every emotion as you unlock the mystery of more challenging yoga postures. Alignment meets power when you tap into this intermediate level Vinyasa yoga experience. Vinyasa classes are taught in our infrared heated studio at 80 -85 degrees which provide improved flexibility, encourages cellular detoxification, delivers relief from minor aches and pains and is a gentle, soothing and therapeutic heat which promotes relaxation. Completion of Intro to Yoga class and knowledge of sun salutations recommended.
Forrest Yoga is a hot and sweaty practice which offers a physical challenge with a deep internal focus and emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life. Forrest Yoga focuses on core strength, precision, alignment and breath and challenges you to access your whole being, and to cleanse any emotional and mental blocks. Students’ will cultivate an awareness of their body, breath and life process, providing a unique and powerful opportunity to make practical life decisions. Forrest Yoga does not require experience; it only requires a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly. The practice is founded on four pillars — Breath, Strength, Integrity, and Spirit. Forrest classes are taught in our infrared heated studio at 80 – 85 degrees which is a therapeutic grade heat that provides improved flexibility, encourages cellular detoxification, delivers relief from minor aches and pains promotes relaxation.
Appropriate for students of all levels who want a challenge.
Strength & Tone is a strong, slow vinyasa flow style class which uses light hand weights to build muscle strength and tone the upper body in a mindful way. Strength & Tone is taught in our infrared heated studio at 80 – 85 degrees. Some yoga experience helpful. Appropriate for students of all levels who want a challenge.
Stretch & Restore offers a relaxing opportunity to receive the amazing benefits of yoga without strenuous activity, or to balance an active lifestyle. This unique class is a hybrid of yin and restorative yoga styles. Most yoga postures are seated or reclined, and use supportive props (blankets, bolsters, blocks, straps and chairs) to facilitate deep relaxation. This class focuses the release of connective tissue (fascia) by holding postures longer to increase flexibility in areas such as hips and shoulders. Come prepared to linger quietly and savor your stretches while reducing stress, and increasing circulation and a calm mind. This class is perfect for all levels and those who are seeking to heal and rejuvenate.
Sunrise yoga is an energizing practice and is an all levels, Hatha yoga practice which will set the tone for an amazing day! The class focuses on strength, alignment, breath and relaxation. Sunrise yoga is taught in our infrared heated studio at 80 – 85 degrees. The infrared heat is therapeutic grade heat that provides improved flexibility, encourages cellular detoxification, delivers relief from minor aches and pains promotes relaxation. All levels welcome.
This is head-to-toe health and fitness system combining Yoga, Corrective Exercise, and Self-massage, using YTU therapy balls. This class helps heal damaged muscle, and establish healthy movement patterns designed to help you live better in your body. No prior yoga experience necessary, all levels of yoga experience are welcome.
Kundalini Yoga utilizes movement, sound, breath, and meditation to relax and restore your mind and body while improving strength, flexibility, and endurance. This powerfully effective form of yoga stimulates the immune, nervous and glandular systems, helping to bring you back into true harmony. It is a sacred and scientific technology that enables you to access your own creative energy to unlock your potential and elevate your consciousness.
Prenatal Yoga is a wonderful way to prepare your body and mind for labor and parenthood while relieving pain and discomforts of pregnancy. Classes are taught to embrace both the novice and experienced yoga Mother-to be at this special time of creation. Prenatal teachers offer safe modifications of standard yoga postures that will strengthen the muscles that support a growing belly and changing body, relieve tension caused by tissue changes, and challenge body and mind to prepare the Mother for the challenge of labor. Eat something light one hour before class, layer clothing, and bring water and a snack with you. Note: Our studio policy is that expecting mothers may only attend prenatal yoga classes. This is a Series based class. To see the schedule click here.
Mom & baby yoga class is for mom and baby (birth/6weeks – new crawlers with mom or caregiver) and allows you to workout, bond with your new baby and meet other moms in your community. The class uses classical yoga, baby play, baby stretches and baby massage and introduces mindfulness and meditation to calm your mind so you can return to your day relaxed and grounded. For new moms, you may begin class as soon as you feel ready for exercise or around 4-6 weeks postpartum. No prior yoga experience necessary, all levels of yoga experience are welcome. This is a Series based class. To see the schedule click here.
Child Blossom yoga is a non-competitive and gentle form of exercise that helps promote flexibility, concentration and relaxation. Classes are usually playful and fun, lasting around 45 minutes. They teach children how to stretch their muscles, and to feel connected with their bodies and minds. This is a Series based class. To see the schedule click here.
Empowering Yoga for Breast Cancer Care classes include gentle movement, yoga poses specifically modified for breast cancer clients (in all phases of treatment), breath work and meditation. This class requires students’ ability to get up and down from the floor and includes some group discussion.
Requirements: A confidential health history form and MD release will be required after attendance of the first class. The required forms can be filled out in person before the first class. This class is drop-in basis and does not require pre-registration. Please arrive 20 minutes early to your first class if you need to complete the health history form and waiver.
* Denotes a Series Based Class. See the Schedule Here